Germans Trias i Pujol

University Hospital

Public and high complexity healthcare

The Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital (HUGTP) is a public centre that provides high complexity healthcare to approximately 800.000 people of Barcelona’s northern area and of the Maresme, as well as to people of other Catalan territories with certain pathologies in which the hospital is a reference up to approximately 1.200.000 inhabitants. It is also a general basic hospital for more than 200.000 people of Badalona and of several municipalities of his surroundings.

The management of the hospital, where there work approximately 2.500 sanitary and not sanitary professionals, is a responsibility of the North Metropolitan Territorial Management of the Institut Català de la Salut (ICS).

The hospital is located on the Can Ruti biomedical campus, the Badalona’s health and research park, a biomedical area experiencing a great apogee where other facilities, such as the Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) or the Institut Guttmann, between others, are also placed.

In addition, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) teaches the Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences studies in the building the college has within the campus.

On the other hand, at the hospital there are several public companies and foundations that give services and investigate in the oncology, the image diagnosis, the HIV and the blood and his derivatives areas: the Institut Català d’Oncologia (ICO), the Institut de Diagnòstic per la Imatge (IDI), the Banc de Sang i Teixits (BST), the Centre d’Estudis Epidemiològics sobre les Infeccions de Transmissió Sexual i Sida de Catalunya (CEEISCAT), the Institut de Recerca de la Sida IrsiCaixa (IrsiCaixa), the Fundació Lluita contra la Sida (FLS) and the Institut Josep Carreras d’investigació contra la leucèmia (IJC).

Assistance integration:

During the last years the hospital has placed the emphasis in the coordinated work with the ICS primary care and with other healthcare suppliers and partners of the area. This work is carried out specially in the assistance to persons with multiple chronic diseases and consists of four key points:

  • The improvement of the specific identification of these patients.
  • The jointly improvement between the primary care and the hospital of the individualization of the treatment administration and control of every single case.
  • The creation of the case managing nurse role, who knows the patients very well and acts as link between the hospital and the primary care.
  • The creation of multidisciplinary unit of experience in chronic patients, including the case managing nurse and medical, nursing, social assistance and administrative staff.

Research and teaching:

As a healthcare reference centre in the Barcelona Northern Metropolitan area, there are two additional fundamental pieces in the hospital gearing: the research, through the IGTP, and the teaching of medical undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

It is in this research area that the doctors Joan Francesc Julián and Jordi Navinés come up with the RUTILIGHT® device.

Dr. Joan Francesc Julián

Dr. Jordi Navinés